Cable's Length II

Cable's Length II

Tue Sep 18 3:57 2018 NZST
Run: 87.6nm (158.6km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.6nm
35 50S 174 28E
Weather: 5knts NE, 1022 baro, 100% cloud

Arrived safely Marsden Cove Whangarei 3:00 AM. Just docked and its starting to rain. Great timing. 1237 miles 160 hours from Savusavu. Good trip overall. All is fine on board.


Mon Sep 17 13:54 2018 NZST
Speed:
6.5knts
knts
Run: 51.1nm (92.5km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 181.7nm
34 34S 174 25E
Weather: 12knts NE, 1021 baro, 0% cloud, swell 1m

Update at 1:30 pm local time. We are heading for Marsden Cove as originally planned. ETA MArsden 2:00 am. Wind has dropped and sea has moderated with very little swell. Motor sailing. Everything is fine on board.


Mon Sep 17 7:09 2018 NZST
Speed:
7knts
knts
Run: 187.9nm (340.1km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 185.2nm
33 50S 174 18E
Weather: 16knts NE, 1021 baro, 90% cloud, swell 1m

Only 164 miles says it all. Wind has been NNW, N, NNE in rain bands through the night. A few Jibes but frustrating sailing. Motor sailing at present to maintain distance. We are likely to drop into Opua, do our clearance and wait for a small depression to clear before making our way down to Whangarei rather than battle possible head winds. ETA Opua Monday evening. Everything is fine on board.


I’m in Paihia with Mum so will keep an eye out for you going up the channel tonight.
Sun Sep 16 6:48 2018 NZST
Speed:
6knts
knts
Run: 232.7nm (421.2km)
Avg: 9.7knts
24hr: 233.2nm
31 07S 174 26E
Weather: 12knts E, 1022 baro, 0% cloud, swell 1m

Another good day until midnight, then the wind dropped out. (203 miles) Currently slow going at 6 kts in 12 kts of wind. Another clear night full of stars. Love night passages when the sky is like this. ETA now looking like Monday evening. Everything is fine on board.


Sat Sep 15 6:51 2018 NZST
Speed:
8knts
knts
Run: 233.7nm (423km)
Avg: 9.7knts
24hr: 233.2nm
27 45S 174 26E
Weather: 20knts ENE, 1022 baro, 30% cloud, swell 1.5

Wind finally moved east. Sea is down a bit and a very comfortable sail over night (207 miles). Must be getting closer ... jumpers are on. Everything is fine on board.


Fri Sep 14 6:48 2018 NZST
Speed:
8knts
knts
Run: 465.2nm (842km)
Avg: 19.5knts
24hr: 467.1nm
24 25S 175 04E
Weather: 22knts SE, 1022 baro, 10% cloud, swell 1.5

Reefed down in anticipation of stronger winds that didn't eventuate. Hence a slower (182 miles) but comfortable night. First clear but cold night. Everything is fine on board.


Glad everything is going well. We are all good at home. Archie is a bit sad after his snip, they were a little rough so he is very sad. Kids are good, only one more week of school. Safe sailing, see you soon. Amanda
Thu Sep 13 6:54 2018 NZST
Speed:
9knts
knts
18 27S 178 25E
Weather: 28knts SE, 1018 baro, 100% cloud, swell 2.5

Wind has steadily pick up during the night. Shortened sail twice to slow down. 232 miles in 24 hours. Other than being a little bouncy everything is fine on board.


Wed Sep 12 6:27 2018 NZST
Speed:
7.5knts
knts
Run: 131.1nm (237.3km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.3nm
18 27S 178 25E
Weather: 24knts SE, 1015 baro, 100% cloud, light rain

Rounded Viti Levu and heading through Kandavu Passage. Accelerated winds to 28 Knts and inconsistent seas due to the effect of Viti Levu. Slowed down to ease the ride but it should short itself out as we pass Kandavu. Quiet other than a couple of fishing boats. 118 miles complete 1100 to go. All good onboard.


Tue Sep 11 11:45 2018 NZST
Speed:
5knts
knts
Run: 137.6nm (249.1km)
16 46S 179 20E
Weather: 12knts SE, 1013 baro

Departed Savusavu 10:00 AM for Whangarei. ETA Tuesday 18 September. It will be a slow start (but at least we are sailing) with a very tight sail down the Koro Sea. Very little swell and sea so its a very comfortable start. No issues and all well on board.


Mon Jul 2 13:45 2018 NZST
Run: 176.3nm (319.1km)
17 35S 177 26E
Weather: 5knts SE, 1019 baro

Arrived Lautoka 4:00 AM SATURDAY morning. Apologies for not updating YIT. We had notified customs for a Saturday clearance but we didn't know that last Friday was a public holiday making it a long weekend. All agencies were short staffed as a result but it was compounded by the arrival of a cruise ship in Denarau, coincidently at the same time 4:00am. Consequently we weren't cleared until 6:30 PM. We have now been to the market and Vodafone so we are back on the air. Russell has arrived and is onboard. Very windy today so we will head off tomorrow morning. All good onboard.


Fri Jun 29 6:36 2018 NZST
Speed:
8.5knts
knts
Run: 198.7nm (359.6km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 198.3nm
20 04S 176 49E
Weather: 24knts SE, 1019 baro

Wind and boat speed almost unchanged for over 12 hours. A few squalls and a shower last night. Swell is probably under 2m but the wind has pushed up the sea. 100% cloud cover. 130 miles to Navula passage so we'll arrive early hours Saturday. All good onboard. Now for one of lifes little mysteries. We have a 'Windex' on the top of our mast (like most yachts). For those at home, its a small plastic pointer 300mm long, two small aluminum wires holding a bit of reflector tape. Just sits up there to tell you which way the wind is blowing. Weighs nothing. Our mast is 22m off the deck. Well yesterday morning I found the Windex sitting on the side deck (which is not much wider than the Windex) by the saloon window. In these condition ... the little guy wasn't ready to leave us. We are all fine.


Thu Jun 28 6:33 2018 NZST
Speed:
6knts
knts
Run: 164.5nm (297.7km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165.5nm
22 56S 176 35E
Weather: 14knts SE, 1021 baro

A good 24 hours sailing. Wind and sea behind us so a good ride. Swell has dropped to 2m. Mostly clear skies but a couple for nasty squalls during the night. Wind dropped off a few hours ago. ETA now Saturday AM. All good onboard.


Wed Jun 27 6:42 2018 NZST
Speed:
8.5knts
knts
Run: 156.3nm (282.9km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 157nm
25 15S 175 59E
Weather: 22knts SSW, 1021 baro

A consistent breeze and finally making good time (almost) in the right direction. Having to jibe with a SSW wind. Great little sail with a 2m SSE following sea. Clear skies. We'll know today when the winds turns SSE whether we have made up enough time for a Friday arrival or if it goes out to Saturday. All good onboard.


Tue Jun 26 6:48 2018 NZST
Speed:
6.5knts
knts
Run: 161.3nm (292km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 159nm
27 29S 176 23E
Weather: 14knts SW, 1020 baro

At 6:00am LT 514 nm elapsed 595 nm remaining. Clear skies. A mixed bag of conditions with periods of 12knt winds, no wind prior to squally rain, followed by 3 hours of 24 knt winds and now we're back 12/14knts. Great sailing at 10knts plus after the squalls in low sea conditions. Great photos of being ringed by rain and magnificent cloud formations. All good onboard.


Mon Jun 25 6:27 2018 NZST
Speed:
7knts
knts
Run: 167.5nm (303.2km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 196.1nm
29 48S 176 04E
Weather: 14knts NNW, 1020 baro

Good to be sailing after two slow days of no wind! 374 nm elapsed 714 nm remaining. Clear skies. Some pockets of rain over night. All good onboard.


Sun Jun 24 9:57 2018 NZST
Speed:
6knts
knts
Run: 159.8nm (289.2km)
32 11.36S 175 35.55E
Weather: 3knts S, flat sea, no clouds, 1020 baro

Motoring! 263 nm elapsed 872 nm remaining. Slow progress. Still hopeful for a Friday arrival Lautoka. Not quite as cold as last night so we must be heading in the right direction. All good onboard.


Sun Jun 24 9:57 2018 NZST
Speed:
6kts
knts
Run: 102.2nm (185km)
34 29s 175 15e
Weather: 12kts mostly clear skies. Very cold without the diesel heaters. Bar 1020

At 6:00am. Light winds 10 to 12 kts S to SSE all day and through the night. Awkward angle so having to jibe while motor sailing. All good onboard.


Sun Oct 1 11:57 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0 kts
knts
Run: 99.1nm (179.4km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 82.3nm
35 49s 174 28e

Arrived Whangarei. Motored off and on during the day in light wind but had a terrific sail to end the passage late afternoon and evening down to Whangarei Heads. Arrived Marsden Cove Midnight No issues and all good on board. Two days to haul and prep then off to Melbourne. Thank you David and Patricia. Love listening to you guys in the morning. And David ... Off to wait the arrival of our newest little future tax payer ... See you next season. Regards Ian & Suzanne.


Congratulations - and thankyou for the laugh. We bet you are pleased that you arrived at midnight ahead of this grim weather. Presume the to do list will have to wait until tomorrow and you can enjoy a rest. We hope all goes well in melbourne. Patricia and david
Sat Sep 30 7:03 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5.5 kts
knts
Run: 163.8nm (296.5km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 164.5nm
34 23s 174 32e
Weather: 14 kts SSW 100% cloud cover Rain Bar 1009 1.5m seas.

Motoring in lighter than anticipated wind. Will arrive Marsden Cove Whangarei tonight. 90 miles to go. No issues and all good on board.


Fri Sep 29 7:09 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.5 kts
knts
Run: 156nm (282.4km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.3nm
32 01s 174 41e
Weather: 14 kts SW 70% cloud cover Bar 1017 1.5m seas.

Steady night. Completed the zig and now the zag and heading for home. Not quite a straight line to Whangarei but near enough. 230 miles to go. No issues and all good on board.


Thu Sep 28 7:21 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.5 kts
knts
Run: 110.8nm (200.5km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111nm
30 27s 172 47e
Weather: 24 kts S 50% cloud cover Bar 1017 2m seas.

Southerly winds all night 24 to 30. Slowed for comfort. Starting to moderate. Southerly has dropped the temperature. Blankets are on. No issues and all good on board.


Wed Sep 27 7:24 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.5 kts
knts
Run: 157.7nm (285.4km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.4nm
29 03s 171 53e
Weather: 28 kts NNW 100% cloud cover Bar 1017 2m swell.

Winds picked up with a brief shower of rain as we approach the first front. No issues and all good on board.


Tue Sep 26 7:21 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6 kts
knts
Run: 176.1nm (318.7km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.4nm
26 56s 172 51e
Weather: 12 kts NE 0% cloud cover Bar 1021 1m swell.

Slow night. Wind dropped to 12 kts NE ahead of the front tonight. So has the temperature. Its now officially cold and the jumpers are on Patricia. You are right about returning this time of the year. We have a very good reason ... Our youngest daughter is blessing us with another grandchild. Melbourne 8 October give or take. So its worth it. All good on board.


Mon Sep 25 7:15 2017 NZDT
Speed:
8 kts
knts
Run: 217.7nm (394km)
Avg: 9knts
24hr: 216.8nm
24 24s 173 09e
Weather: 17 kts ESE 60% cloud cover Bar 1021 1.5m swell.

Good steady wind all night. Starting to swing E. Completed 477 miles. 826 remaining. ETA Saturday 30 September. Thank you Patricia & David. Love your work. All good on board.


Sun Sep 24 7:09 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.5 kts
knts
Run: 183.3nm (331.8km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184.1nm
21 41s 174 53e
Weather: 10knts SE 90% cloud cover Bar 1018 2.5m swell.

Wind dropped out over night.Currently motor sailing. Completed 286 miles Av 6.7kts. 1017 remaining. ETA Saturday 30 September.


Sat Sep 23 6:15 2017 NZST
Speed:
8 kts
knts
Run: 144.3nm (261.2km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144.3nm
19 23.5s 176 18.5e
Weather: 20knts SE 50% cloud cover Bar 1017.

Good night after a slow run down to Navula Passage. Completed 127 miles Av 6.7kts. 1178 remaining. ETA Saturday 30 September.


Fri Sep 22 6:15 2017 NZST
Speed:
0
knts
Run: 220.7nm (399.5km)
17 36.0s 177 26.4e
Weather: 7kts ENE 0% cloud cover Bar 1017.

Hello Patricia and David. We are back on the air. Anchored Lautoka. Departing for NZ Whangarei today. ETA Saturday 30 September.


Sat Jun 10 7:06 2017 NZST
Run: 39.8nm (72km)
16 46s 179 20w

Arrived safely Savusavu 12:15 PM Friday. All good. Ian & Sue


Fri Jun 9 5:09 2017 NZST
Speed:
6
knts
Run: 151.7nm (274.6km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.8nm
17 11s 179 45w

Position at 4:45am. 36 miles to Savusavu. Wind has just dropped 8/10 kts ENE. A motor sail to complete the trip from Minerva. Otherwise a very good sail. Barometer 1013. ETA Savusavu late morning. All good. Ian & Sue


Thu Jun 8 5:00 2017 NZST
Speed:
6
knts
Run: 172nm (311.3km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 171.6nm
19 20s 179 17w

Position at 4:45am. 100% cloud cover. Wind has dropped slightly to 18kts SE. Barometer 1015. ETA Savusavu remains Friday am. 175 miles to go. All good. Ian & Sue


Wed Jun 7 4:57 2017 NZST
Speed:
7.5
knts
Run: 126.8nm (229.5km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 91.4nm
21 47s 178 49w

Position at 4:15am. Departed Minerva 12:00pm yesterday (Tuesday). Clear skies overhead. Consistent 18/20kt wind SSE/SE since departure. A little squally to 26kts around midnight. Barometer 1016. ETA Savusavu Friday am Ian & Sue


Mon Jun 5 19:39 2017 NZST
23 37s 178 54w

Still in North Minerva :) Ian & Sue


Sat Jun 3 18:27 2017 NZST
23 37s 178 54w

Still in Minerva maybe leaving Monday or Tuesday...Crayfish and company too good... Ian & Sue


Fri Jun 2 21:09 2017 NZST
Run: 31.7nm (57.4km)
23 37s 178 54w

Arrived safely North Minerva. We'll advise our departure plan (when we have one) :) Likely Monday 5 June Ian & Sue


Fri Jun 2 4:24 2017 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
Run: 128.2nm (232km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 133.2nm
23 49s 179 21w
Weather: 6.5E, clouded overhead the last 2 hrs, 1017

Position at 4:15 am. Change of plan. With the wind predominantly out of the north for the next three days (or so) we have diverted to North Minerva. Departure for Savusavu will be Sunday Monday when the wind backs to the south. First time in Minerva ... we may stay longer. Currently wind is 6.5 kts East, motoring 5 kts, clouded overhead in the last 2 hours, barometer 1017 ... Ian & Sue


Thu Jun 1 5:18 2017 NZST
Speed:
6
knts
Run: 149.8nm (271.1km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.9nm
24 59s 179 04e

Hello Patricia and David. Great to talk yesterday. Unfortunately we are fighting poor propagation. Position at 5:00 am. 705 miles traveled, 500 to go. Motoring (still). Wind variable 1 to 2 kts, direction unknown, no swell, oily waters, no cloud, clear sky. Barometer 1019. All good onboard. Yes it does sound like yesterdays report ... Ian & Sue


Wed May 31 8:51 2017 NZST
Speed:
6
knts
Run: 180.6nm (326.9km)
Avg: 33.4knts
24hr: 800.8nm
27 02S 178 17E
Weather: 4NE, 1021,

all well


Wed May 31 3:27 2017 NZST
Speed:
6
knts
Run: 169.8nm (307.3km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 89.8nm
29 25s 177 04e

Position at 6:00 am. 420 miles traveled. Motoring (ahhhh). Wind 8kts SW, no swell clear sky. Fortunately a great spinnaker run yesterday before the wind dropped out still has our average speed at 6.3 kts. All good onboard. Ian & Sue


Mon May 29 6:03 2017 NZST
Speed:
6.5
knts
Run: 173.6nm (314.2km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.4nm
31 41s 175 58e

Position at 6:00 am. 270 miles traveled, 960 miles to go. No significant change in conditions. Slight drop in average wind speed to 12 to 14 kts and swell has moderated. Still maintaining an average speed of 6.3 kts. All good onboard. Ian & Sue


Sun May 28 6:18 2017 NZST
Speed:
6
knts
Run: 125.9nm (227.9km)
34 06s 175 09e

Departed Marsden Cove 11:30 am yesterday (Saturday)for Savusavu. Slow start motor sailing with light and variable winds. SSW winds through the night averaging 14 to 16 kts. Average speed from departure 6.3 kts. Position at 6:00 am. All good onboard. Ian & Sue


Sat Nov 12 21:54 2016 NZDT
Speed:
knts
knts
Run: 62.7nm (113.5km)
35 50s 174 28e

Good morning Patricia and David. Sorry for the delay in advising our arrival Marsden Cove. 24 hour delay by customs for clearing and no internet. But we have arrived safely. We had a very good 6 day passage. Thank you. Regards Ian & Sue


Thu Nov 10 6:45 2016 NZDT
Speed:
6knts
knts
Run: 184.4nm (333.8km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 198.5nm
34 56s 174 20e
Weather: 0% cloud. Clear sky's. Bar 1021. Wind is currently W ? at 2/4 ? kts.

Good morning Patricia and David. Another beautiful morning and sunrise, motoring (with the sails up hoping) but no sea, no swell no cloud, no wind. Great sail yesterday and last night until the wind dropped out. 60nm to Marsden Cove so we will be in early afternoon. All good onboard thank you.


Wed Nov 9 8:27 2016 NZDT
Speed:
7.5knts
knts
Run: 183.5nm (332.1km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.5nm
32 50s 172 21e
Weather: 10% cloud. Bar 1021. Wind is currently SSW at 16 kts.

Good morning Patricia and David. Great morning, beautiful sunrise, pod of dolphins has been with us for the last 40 minutes, moderate seas. SW swell on average below 1.5 metres. All good onboard thank you.


Tue Nov 8 7:21 2016 NZDT
Speed:
6.5knts
knts
Run: 183.1nm (331.4km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 186.6nm
31 14s 169 51e
Weather: clear sky. Bar 1019. Wind is currently SSW at 12 kts. Jumpers are on!

Good morning Patricia and David. Encounted some larger swells yesterday to approx 3-4m but they have moderated overnight. The wind has dropped off so its likely to be a slow-ish day. Otherwise all good onboard thank you.


Mon Nov 7 7:48 2016 NZDT
Speed:
7.5knts
knts
Run: 167.4nm (303km)
Avg: 418.5knts
24hr: 10044nm
29 15s 167 49e
Weather: 60% cloud cover. Squalls and rain over night and a passing thunderstorm complete with a lightning show. Bar 1015. Wind is currently west south west at 22 kts. AND IT IS GETTING COLD!

SORRY, HAVE NOW UPDATED OUR POSITION ... Good morning Patricia and David. Past West of Norfolk Island. Swell has lifted as it pushes against the bank south of Philip Island therefore seas are a little confused. All good onboard thank you.


Mon Nov 7 7:24 2016 NZDT
Speed:
7.5knts
knts
27 00s 166 48e
Weather: 60% cloud cover. Squalls and rain over night and a passing thunderstorm complete with a lightning show. Bar 1015. Wind is currently west south west at 22 kts. AND IT IS GETTING COLD!

Good morning Patricia and David. Past West of Norfolk Island. Swell has lifted as it pushes against the bank south of Philip Island therefore seas are a little confused. All good onboard thank you.


Sun Nov 6 7:57 2016 NZDT
Speed:
7.5knts
knts
Run: 177.9nm (322km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 177.9nm
27 00s 166 48e
Weather: 20% cloud cover, clear overhead. Early morning showers skirted around us so a clear night. Bar 1015. Wind is currently north west at 12/14 kts

Good morning Patricia and David. Our average speed has dropped to about 7 kts overnight with lighter conditions. We will pass West of Norfolk Island before our turn to NZ. ETA Marsden Cove Thursday evening. all good onboard thank you.


Sat Nov 5 7:57 2016 NZDT
Speed:
7knts
knts
Run: 154.7nm (280km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.3nm
24 32s 165 59e
Weather: 100% cloud cover, squally showers over night and this morning. Bar 1015. Wind is currently east at 12knts

Good morning Patricia and David. Departed NC midday yesterday. Great sail so far although the wind has dropped in the last hour. Both well thank you.


Fri Nov 4 8:03 2016 NZDT
Speed:
0knts
knts
Run: 930nm (1683.3km)
22 19s 166 19e
Weather: 95% cloud cover, light showers over night. SE winds 18 kts. Bar 1015.

Hello again Patricia and David. Greetings from Ian and Sue on Cable's Length II. Currently at Ile Nge off Noumea. Departing today for Marsden Cove NZ.


Tue Oct 13 23:31 2015 NZDT
Speed:
0knts
knts
Run: 71.6nm (129.6km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 106nm
16 46s 179 20e
Weather: On arrival 100% cloud cover, light showers. SE winds 18 to 24 knts. 2.0m to 3.0m swell. Bar 1015 falling.

Arrived Savusavu 5:00 pm Tuesday. Both well onboard.


Tue Oct 13 7:18 2015 NZDT
Speed:
6.5knts
knts
Run: 138.4nm (250.5km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 92.6nm
17 28s 179 52w
Weather: Variable SE winds 16 to 24 knts. 1.5m to 2.0m swell. Bar 1016 steady. Rain squalls through the night with wind gusts up to 28knts.

Position at 6:00 am (Fiji) 63 miles SE Savusavu Bay. Departed Yagasa Levu (southern Lau) 11:30am yesterday. Both well onboard.


Sun Oct 11 19:25 2015 NZDT
Speed:
0knts
knts
Run: 196.5nm (355.7km)
18 57s 178 27w
Weather: 22 to 24 knts SE between the islands. 6 to 8 knts in the anchorage. No sea. Bar 1016 (steady). Sunday evening dark cloud increasing.

Position on Sunday 11 October. Departed Falunga Saturday midday and arrived Yagasa Levu same afternoon. 16 to 18 knts SE wind with a half metre sea (behind us) ... beautiful sail and a fish. We will be leaving Yagasa Monday midday for Savusavu with a eta of Tuesday midday 13 October. Both well onboard.


Sun Sep 27 21:03 2015 NZDT
Speed:
0knts
knts
Run: 13.5nm (24.4km)
19 09s 178 33e
Weather: 5 knts SE 0.0 seas Bar 1016 (rising). 100% cloud cover with light rain periods (still).

Position at 12:30 pm Sunday (Fiji local). Anchored up safely in the lagoon at Falunga. Overall a great sail from Denarau notwithstanding the light and variable winds on day 1 and then having to slow down on day 2 with a steady south east wind to coincide with the passage tide. We are likely to be here for at least a week. Both well onboard.


Sun Sep 27 6:08 2015 NZDT
Speed:
4knts
knts
Run: 44.7nm (80.9km)
19 12s 178 45e
Weather: 15 to 18 knts SE 0.5m seas Bar 1014. 100% cloud cover with light rain periods through the night.

Position at 5:30 am Sunday (Fiji local). The south east wind has stayed with us and we have had a great sail across to Falunga from Kandavu. Currently 12 miles off with low tide at 11:40 am so we have slowed over night and will still have a short wait before heading in through the passage. Both well onboard.


Sat Sep 26 5:36 2015 NZST
Speed:
6knts
knts
Run: 125.6nm (227.3km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.5nm
19 15s 179 26e
Weather: 15knts SE 0.5m seas Bar 1013. 100% cloud cover with light rain periods through the night.

Position at 5:30 am Saturday (Fiji local). Yesterday was a frustrating sailing day after a good sail down to Kandavu. Blue skies and light and variable wind until a 15 knt south easterly with light rain kicked in at 11:00 pm last night. Back to good sailing in light conditions averaging 6 knts. We are heading for Falunga (approx 114 miles off) however in a few hours we'll be off Matuku Island about half way between Kandavu and Falunga. So if the wind drops out again we may stay there for a few days. Both well onboard.


Fri Sep 25 5:35 2015 NZST
Speed:
5.5knts
knts
Run: 182.8nm (330.9km)
18 49s 177 34e
Weather: 12kts to 15knts ESE 0.5m seas Bar 1013. 40% cloud cover.

Position at 5:30 am Friday (Fiji local) Departed Denarau Thursday evening heading for Falunga (Lau) after rounding Kandavu to the south. Wind permitting otherwise we may be visiting Kandavu! Anticipate arriving Falunga 12:00 pm Sunday. Both well onboard.


Thu Jul 30 7:50 2015 NZST
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)
16 46.670s 179 20.110e

all settled into Savusavu


Wed Jul 29 21:52 2015 NZST
Speed:
10knts
knts
Run: 61.3nm (111km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 96.5nm
16 46s 179 20e
Weather: 28kts to 32knts SE 2m seas

Position at 12:30 pm Wednesday (NZ local) Arrived Savusavu in SE winds 28 to 32 knts. Clear skies. Both well onboard.


Wed Jul 29 6:37 2015 NZST
Speed:
9knts
knts
Run: 212nm (383.7km)
Avg: 8.9knts
24hr: 212.4nm
17 38s 179 08e
Weather: 26 kts SE 1m swell

Position at 6:30 am (NZ local) SE winds 26 to 28 knts. Clear skies. Both well onboard. 55 miles to go.


Tue Jul 28 6:40 2015 NZST
Speed:
6knts
knts
Run: 219.8nm (397.8km)
Avg: 9.2knts
24hr: 220.4nm
20 41s 178 47e
Weather: 16 kts ENE 1.5m swell

Position at 6:30 am (NZ local) ENE winds 16 knots. The wind over the last 6 hours has become variable 16 to 18 Knts moving back ENE. Prior to that good sailing averaging 8 knts. clear skies. Both well onboard.


Later talking to GHR their eta savusavu is late wednesday or thursday.


Mon Jul 27 6:44 2015 NZST
Speed:
7knts
knts
Run: 187.6nm (339.6km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 187.7nm
23 48s 178 06e
Weather: 18 to 20kts E 2m swell

Position at 6:30 am (NZ) E winds 18 knots. Only 2 rain squalls overnight otherwise clear skies. Both well onboard.


Sun Jul 26 6:45 2015 NZST
Speed:
7knts
knts
Run: 169.5nm (306.8km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178.1nm
26 29s 177 39e
Weather: 18 to 26kts ENE 1.5m swell

Position at 6:30 am (NZ) ENE winds 24 knots. Continual rain squalls all night. Both well onboard.


Sat Jul 25 7:54 2015 NZST
Speed:
6.5
knts
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)
28 53S 177 05E
Weather: 17ene, 1026, 1m swell

Sat Jul 25 7:07 2015 NZST
Speed:
6.5knts
knts
Run: 142.8nm (258.5km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 140.7nm
28 54s 177 05e
Weather: 16kts ENE 2m swell

Position at 6:30 am (NZ) ENE winds 16 knots. Wind went NNE at midnight before going ENE at 3:00am. Good sail since then with localised squalls with wind gusts up to 22knts for short periods. Both well onboard.


Fri Jul 24 6:45 2015 NZST
Speed:
6knts
knts
Run: 180.7nm (327.1km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 180.6nm
30 54s 176 29e
Weather: 12kts SE 2.5m swell

Position at 6:30 am (NZ) Light and variable SE winds 10 to 14 knots. We get a good lift from small localised squalls or wind gusts up to 22knts for short periods. Both well onboard.


Thu Jul 23 6:44 2015 NZST
Speed:
6.5knts
knts
Run: 131.8nm (238.6km)
33 16.180s 175 10.707e
Weather: 9kts SE 1.5m swell 10% cloud cover.

Position at 6:30 am (NZ) Light SE winds. Good sail over night averaging 9 knts until wind dropped out. Both well onboard.


Sat Oct 18 6:51 2014 NZDT
Speed:
6.5
knts
Run: 194.4nm (351.9km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 192nm
35 02s 174 18e
Weather: 8 to 10 kts N 1m swell 100% cloud cover.

Position at 6:00 am (NZ) Light N winds 8 to 10 kts. Motor sailing. All well onboard. 59 miles to go.


Fri Oct 17 6:33 2014 NZDT
Speed:
5
knts
Run: 198.3nm (358.9km)
Avg: 9.1knts
24hr: 217.8nm
32 47s 172 16e
Weather: 10 kts NNE 1m swell 90% cloud cover.

Position at 6:00 am (NZ) Light NE winds 12 to 14 kts over night dropping to 10 kts. All well onboard.


Thu Oct 16 8:41 2014 NZDT
Speed:
8.9
knts
Run: 20.1nm (36.4km)
Avg: 40.5knts
24hr: 971.3nm
30 31S 170 12E
Weather: moderated to 26NE

hmm, Lady Nada are close!


Thu Oct 16 8:11 2014 NZDT
Speed:
8.8
knts
Run: 389.3nm (704.6km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 195.2nm
30 17S 170 00E
Weather: 26 to 28 kts NE 1.5m swell from the SE No cloud cover.

Position at 6:00 am (NZ) Strong NE winds 28 to 30 kts most of the night with an average speed of 9 kts after slowing her down. All well onboard.


Tue Oct 14 8:19 2014 NZDT
Speed:
6.5
knts
25 17S 167 04E
Weather: 15knts ESE 1.5m swell from the SE No cloud cover.

Good night averaging 7.5 to 8 kts. All well onboard.


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